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Quicksilver's Boston Marathon IPA

Quicksilver's Boston Marathon IPA

American IPA • All Grain • 11 gal


A few of the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing were close family friends. One was the DJ at my son's wedding last fall and the two brothers who both lost a leg were with him. They all were close friends. Please donate to the Boston Marathon victims if you can. ;-(

April 17, 2013 at 06:39pm

5.0/5.0 1 rating

Ingredients (All Grain11 gal)

  • 25.0 lbs Pale Ale Malt; Rahr

    Pale Ale Malt; Rahr

    A principal ingredient of cask ales using heritage barleys.

  • .5 lbs Weyermann Cara-aroma®; Weyermann

    Weyermann Cara-aroma®; Weyermann

    German-grown two-row spring barley (2004 harvest). Product Characteristics: Gentle, malty caramel flavors. Enhances mouthfeel. Adds deep red color. Promotes flavor stability. Recommended Quantities: Up to 20% of total grain bill Suitability (beer styles): Lagers: Dunkel, Red, Vienna, Oktoberfestbier, Märzen, Maibock Ales: Irish Red, Amber, Brown, Mild

  • 1 lbs Victory® Malt; Briess

    Victory® Malt; Briess

    Biscuity, baking bread, nutty flavors. Characteristics & Applications: • With an aroma of baking bread, Victory® Malt is great in Nut Brown Ales and other dark beers. • Special processing develops the biscuity, baking bread, nutty flavors that are distinctive in Victory® Malt. • Produced from AMBA/BMBRI recommended 6-Row Malting Barley varieties.

  • .5 lbs Belgian Caramunich

    Belgian Caramunich

    Caramel, full flavor, copper color. For Belgian ales, German smoked and bocks.

  • 1 lbs Torrified Wheat

    Torrified Wheat

    Helps head retention and mouthfeel, used in some pale ales.

  • 1.5 oz Warrior® - 16.7 AA% pellets; boiled 60 min


    New hop with much potential. Very stable.

  • 1 oz Perle - 8.7 AA% pellets; boiled 30 min


    Used mainly for its minty bittering and good green hop aromas in all non-pilsener lagersand wheats. Aroma is pleasant and slightly spicy

  • 1.0 oz Citra™ - 14.5 AA% pellets; boiled 15 min


    Citra™ is a special aroma hop variety developed by the Hop Breeding Company (a joint venture between John I. Haas, Inc. and Select Botanicals Group, LLC). It was released in 2007. Citra™ has fairly high alpha acids and total oil contents with a low percentage of cohumulone content. The variety imparts interesting citrus and tropical fruit characters to beer.

  • 2 oz Cascade - 6.8 AA% pellets; added dry to secondary fermenter


    Spicy with citrus notes. Slightly grapefruity.

  • 2 tsp Irish Moss - (omitted from calculations)

    Irish Moss

    A dried red-brown marine algae. Fining agent to remove large proteins. Negatively charged polymer attracts positively charged protein-tannin complexes (extracted from grain husks and hops) during the boil. This action is aided by the clumping of proteins in the boiling process. Irish moss settles to the bottom of the brew kettle with spent hops and hot break material at the end of the boil.

  • Wyeast 1450 Denny’s Favorite 50

    Wyeast 1450 Denny’s Favorite 50

    This terrific all-round yeast can be used for almost any beer style, and is a mainstay of one of our local homebrewers, Mr. Denny Conn. It is unique in that it produces a big mouthfeel and accentuates the malt, caramel, or fruit character of a beer without being sweet or under-attenuated.


Brewed 4/17/13 I'm trying Wyeast Denny's Favorite 50 on this batch. Racked to one 6 gallon carboy and one 5 gallon carboy. Mashed at 152F for 60 minutes sparged for 90 minutes at 170F. Boiled for 60 minutes adding hops per schedule. Cooled to 75F and added yeast which was pitched into a malt starter to both carboys.

Style (BJCP)

Category: 14 - India Pale Ale (IPA)

Subcategory: B - American IPA

Range for this Style
Original Gravity: 1.064 1.056 - 1.075
Terminal Gravity: 1.013 1.010 - 1.018
Color: 14.1 SRM 6 - 15
Alcohol: 6.7% ABV 5.5% - 7.5%
Bitterness: 74.3 IBU 40 - 70



Racked to secondary

2013-05-03 10:56am

Added 1 oz of cascade to each 5 gallon carboys. Looked nice and clear and tasted great. Should be what I want my house brew on tap to be like. Everyone liked it the last two times I brewed this.


Boston Victims

2013-05-03 5:38pm

This is my son's DJ recovering. http://www.wcvb.com/news/local/metro/marc-fucarile-of-stoneham-remembers-every-moment-of-bomb-aftermath/-/11971628/19989326/-/mwjmka/-/index.html


Kegged one carboy

2013-05-10 3:03pm

The Wyeast Denny's Favorite 50 yeast was still slightly active in the secondary after hopping with 1 oz of Cascade. I kegged it today anyway and it tasted great if you like a citrus hopped IPA which I do. Should be another very drinkable brew ;-)


Went quick 10 gallons in less than a month with a little help from my friends ;-)

2013-06-04 10:29am

Very tasty IPA which went quickly. I think the Wyeast Denny's had much to do with it's flavor and this is the best variation I've made of this ale.

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